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September 18th, 2019 - 1:43 am § in The Ave Scene

The Man Who Could Have Been Apple, Jean-Louis Gassée, Writes About Jeff Bezos

Bezos: A CEO Who Can Write Jean-Louis Gassée writes an amazing essay about Jeff Bezos in the website Medium as part of his series of posts called Mondaynotes. Gassée played a major role in the history of Apple and what might have been a very different history of the entire tech world. In 1985, as [...]

January 7th, 2019 - 1:20 pm § in America

Does Amazon Prime Have More Room To Grow In The US?

 Jeff Bezos revealed last year that Prime has topped 100 million members. That is about 60% of Amazon customers and close to 50% of all adult shoppers in the US!.  Prime members spend $1,400 per year, while nonmembers still spend just $600. REMEMBER SEARS ROEBUCK?   [...]

November 4th, 2018 - 4:11 pm § in Misc.

Washington D.C. wins Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes

The Washington Post, owned by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, reported Sunday that Amazon is close to naming Crystal City, Virginia, as the site of its second headquarters, in walking distance of the Washington Monument and Reagan Airport. Crystal City has a unique underground pedestrian tunnel system conne[...]

September 22nd, 2018 - 1:32 am § in The Ave Scene

Amazon uber alles?

Amazon spent nearly $23 billion on R&D last year — more than any other U.S. company[...]

June 28th, 2018 - 8:25 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

In the midst of Trump’s war on Obamacare, there is another huge disruptive force, Amazon.  

Amazon buys online pharmacy PillPack I predicted this several months ago.  When Amazon bought Whole Foods it seemed to me that the best part of that deal was real estate.   Having parking and a presence in better-off neighborhoods was perfect. The rest of the puzzle was  the absolute mess of dru[...]

May 16th, 2018 - 1:31 am § in The Ave Scene

AMAZON: The history

For sale! You can buy the very first sketches of the Amazonian warrior princess who battled on the side of good before Jeff Bezos brought her talents to an industrial edge. The sketches made in 1941, predating even Mr, Bezos’ birth, came from the estate of comic book illustrator H.G. Peter. Wo[...]

May 2nd, 2018 - 12:53 pm § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Bezos vs Seattle: Amazon fights back

 Amazon has paused construction planning on a new downtown Seattle tower as the City Council considers a new tax on large employers  The action is a bold political move of the kind Amazon has rarely made in Seattle and could lend weight to a big-business backlash against the proposed tax.  A maj[...]

February 25th, 2018 - 11:49 pm § in Misc.

Amazon Announces First Perk ..The AMP

Amazon has been famous for offering few of works typical of its competitor’s. Jeff Bezos has insisted that his employees can buy their own lunch ! No free massagesNow, Amazon, working with designer Cornelius Comanns.  has come up with a great Amazonian perk. Instead of a vacation, employees c[...]

February 20th, 2018 - 8:25 am § in The Ave Scene

More evidence HQ2 for Amazon will be in Philadelphia

Amazon’s movement into healthcare makes the choice of Philadelphia  for Amazon’s  HQ2 look even more clear. Today’s piece in the Seattle Times about Amazon’s increased investments in healthcare makes my suggestion that the choice for HQ2 will be  Philadelphia clear. Amazon[...]